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taliban will returned to school today. she is now attending a girls school in england. it might not feel like it but today is the first day of spring. mother nature's wrath blasting the northeast leaving some places with more than a foot of snow. >> it's time to look at the the good, the bad, and the ugly. tkpeurs the good. a baby polar bear left orphaned when its mother was killed is being taken care of at an alaska zoo. the guy spent a lot of time eating and playing. once nursed back to health the couple will be returned to another zoo. >> check out scene on the parliament floor of the ukraine. fists started flying when an opposing party started speaking ukraine. a live deer jumped out of a trunk. the driver hit the dear,
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thought it was dead and loaded into its truck but police say it was probably just knocked out. >> strong deer. >> it is time for our brew on this question of the day responses. earlier in the show we were asking you about this new study that found that women who marry later in life actually make more money whereas men are more successful when they marry when they're younger. we wanted to know do you agree with the study. here's some of your responses. >> bob e-mailed. i agree. my wife is my better half. she helps me to settle down and focus on the important things in life. >> sleepy one tweeted i agree. i got married at a young age and could not have accomplished what i have without my wife. >> keeny tweets i agree. now we live in hawaii thanks to hard work and lots of focus. thanks to everyone who responded. it is interesting because it is so different for the women and the men. how do you square that? >> i think as a woman, if you wait a little bit longer, if you want a career, i think it's wise
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to wait if you can. but when you fall in love, you just fall in love, you got to do it; right? >> our producer said we have no female responses to that, so the women are sleeping in. >> what do you think? >> no comment. have a great day everyone and happy spring! "fox & friends" starts right now. >> good morning. it's wednesday, march 20. i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen. at least seven marines killed? a training exercise explosion. now outrage over senator harry reid's remarks. it sounds very political. >> our marines were training in hawthorne. with the sequester it is going to cut this stuff back. >>alisyn: did he connect the tragedy to the sequester? marines are reacting. >>steve: white house tours are canceled for all of us, and pink slips are out and the sequester has
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everybody scared except the white house. their budget for a st. patrick's party untouched, and wait until you see who was inviteed to that party last night that you weren't invited to. >>brian: we're irish. we would have qualified. a proud dad posted this picture of his son who passed a hunter safety course. next thing you know cops are raiding his home demanding to see his gun. that boy, his dad, live at the top of the hour. "fox & friends" starts now. ♪ >>alisyn: almost freezing today at 6:01. >>steve: within the next hour we're going to flip
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over to spring officially. the vernal equinox before 7:00 eastern time here in new york city where it is 33 degrees in the canyon of concrete. >>alisyn: at some point the earth has to spin towards the sun; isn't that right? >>brian: the earth where we're on? >>alisyn: this part of earth, doesn't it have to get warmer? >>steve: it does. it's called summer. it's coming. we're in winter. if it's not cold in winter, we're in trouble. >>alisyn: we're in spring. >>steve: in one hour. >>brian: does anyone remember if the wart hog saw its shadow? >>steve: you mean the groundhog? >>brian: yes. does anyone remember. >>steve: suddenly brian is having a flashback to "the lion king." >>brian: which is true. >>alisyn: i don't know.
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but maria molina can give us all this information. >>steve: according to punxsutawney phil, we were going to have six more weeks of winter. and we have one more hour of it. and then the wart hog is off the hook. >>alisyn: fantastic! >>steve: the wart hog! >>brian: not everyone grew up in the wild like you; all right? gerbil. >>alisyn: we'll get to our weather in a second, but we want to get to our headlines rights now because they have been banned worldwide. the use of all 60-millimeter mortars and suspended now after this blast that left at least seven marines dead. the marines from a battalion based in camp lejeune training when a mortar round exploded in a tube. investigators believe there was a problem with the bomb and human error they say is not to blame. >> the marines were conducting live fire and maneuver training at the
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hawthorne army depot. we don't know yet what caused this malfunction. a team of investigators has begun the investigation to figure out just what happened. >>alisyn: eight other people were hurt in that accident. a developing story overnight. north korea may have unleashed a major cyber attack against south korea. computer networks at two big south korean banksant the country's three top broadcasters all in shutdown mode this morning paralyzing most of the industry. according to witnesses, skull pictures popped up on the screens. investigators still have not found an official link to north korea, but they have been behind similar strikes before. there's new video of police raiding a university of central florida dorm room. inside the students suspected of plotting a school massacre. james oliver was found dead inside the room along with home made bombs, guns and a written attack plan. police say he likely
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committed suicide before unleashing that plan. the only item crossed off that list, pull the fire alarm. police found two packages at the campus post office addressed to suspects inside a sling for a rifle and a d.v.d. >> are the rumors true? is nbc trying to push jay leno out the door again? the late-night host addressing these rumors on his show. >> you know the legend of st. patrick, right? he drove all the snakes out of ireland and then they came into the united states and became nbc executives. a fascinating story. >>alisyn: there are multiple reports suggesting nbc wants jimmy fallon to take over leno's spot. many affiliates want jay leno to stay. >>brian: it is unbelievable he's been winning this race since he took over whether you like
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him or not. somebody likes him. >>steve: they like him better than david letterman. the delicious irony is it was jay leno who had nbc squeeze johnny carson out of the chair. karma ran over his dogma. >>brian: he ended up getting better ratings than conan. nbc turns on conan and threw him out. >>alisyn: maybe they just like leno. >>steve: you heard about that training accident that killed on monday night seven brave marines out in hawthorne, nevada. extraordinarily yesterday on the floor of the u.s. senate, senate majority leader harry reid suggested that the accident was caused by the sequester. listen. >> one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. that's the way sequester
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was written. these men and women, our marines were trained there in hawthorne. and with the sequester, it's going to cut the stuff back. i just hope everyone understands. >>steve: he's suggesting that the marines are sending out men and women to do these exercises without being properly trained. that is not true. >>brian: by the way, if you don't like the way it was written, tell the president. he wrote it. number two is that is extremely insulting. can you imagine being the family member? yes, seven people died because of a sequester? now we find out the investigation reveals that has nothing to do with it. the military community is reacting, one of which is colonel allen west. he's looking at his e-mail and people contacting him and said this yesterday. >> not only has he offended united states marine corps and these families who lost their loved ones, he's also a hypocrite when you think about what he said just may of last year. so i don't see this as a clumsy statement. i see this as a deliberate thing that he has said much
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the same as when he accused mitt romney of certain things from the senate floor. harry reid has to be called responsible for the statements that he made. as i say it, he needs to go over to the marine barracks before formation of marines, standing with the commandant and give an apology and not just have some spokes people from his office do it. that's cowardly. >>alisyn: harry reid did not say it was because of the sequester. what he did on the floor was he linked the two. he didn't say it was because of the sequester that this terrible tragedy happened. he was talking about the tragedy and then he just segued in his own head and verbally to talking about the sequester and about how we have to be careful. harry reid does this a lot, by the way. his spokes people are forever apologizing about the clumsiness. >>steve: his people tried to walk it back and they suggested the same thing you have. but when you listen to it where there are these dead marines and the sequester, he clearly has linked it.
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whether he wanted to or not, he linked it and it's wrong. not only should he apologize to the marines, he should apologize to the families of the marines as well. >>brian: a marine corps spokesperson speaking to nbc said the marine corps told us a short time ago that this is considered nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead marines. so that's the interpretation, which means he should scramble forward and offer a further interpretation of what his comments actually meant. >>alisyn: his spokesperson did come forward. she should be paid hardship duty because she is always having to explain some of harry reid's confusing statements "to say harry reid thinks the sequester has anything to do with the marine corps tragedy is absurd." >>steve: meanwhile, let's talk a little bit about this. we've been speaking of the sequester. you know that because of the sequester, the white house says we don't have enough money to pay the
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secret service guys to guard the hall during the self--guided tours. as it turns out, they didn't lay any of those guys off but they did close the tours to all of us. however, if you are an elite in washington, d.c., perhaps you got invited to the president's fifth annual st. patrick's day reception last night in the east room. hundreds of washington elites got to eat all sorts of fancy foods and fantastic cocktails and green beer and stuff like that. >>alisyn: when you say "elites" it's mostly democratic elites. we want our president, i believe, to be -- >>brian: irish democratic elites. >>alisyn: of course they're irish. we've been talking a lot about how the president needs to reach across the aisle, perhaps socializing more with republicans would be good. maybe this would be a great opportunity to do so. i was looking through the names. i was hard pressed to find a single republican in the
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crowd. >>brian: there's no irish republicans. >>alisyn: funny you should say that. i just ran into scott brown, former republican senator. he went last year. he was one of only two of all republicans who were invited. we can't figure out if this is a reaching across the aisle or just a lot of money for a st. patrick's day party. >>brian: you know what's going on? it's fascinating to watch. you had a cbs reporter ask the president how much does it cost to travel to your campaign event in chicago and then follow follow up? yesterday, two days ago we heard, mr. president, why are you taking a vacation if everybody else is cutting back? how much does your vacation cost? now you see him having a saint patty's day celebration and he can't get out in front of it because he's taking away things like yellowstone park and white house tours. >>steve: and that was delicious beer. it is awfully early. i'm going to wait till noon. some of the famous democrats in attendance
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last night: chris mathews, patrick leahy, and governor o'malley. they were all invited to the white house where they were guarded by some of those secret service guys who used to do the white house tours. >>alisyn: washington is not used to cutting spending. it's going to take awhile. >>brian: ahead, a ceremony to replace smart kids and have an all-inclusive ceremony. the reason? the principal didn't want the students to feel bad about not being sphafrplt is this the right lesson to teach our kids? >>steve: there right there is the republican former senator from massachusetts. the new democrat senator wants to know why the minimum wage isn't $22 an hour. and scott brown will answer that as we roll on live. >>brian: that was elizabeth warren's idea. today -- >> today he and president
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>> president obama has proposed that the minimum wage in the country be increased from its current rate of $7.25 an hour to $9. but massachusetts senator elizabeth warren asking why the minimum wage isn't $22 an hour. here she is. >> if we started in 1960 and we said that as productivity goes up -- that is as workers are producing more -- then the minimum wage is going to go up the same. and if that were the case, the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour. so, my question, with the
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minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, is what happened to the other $14.75? >>steve: here with reaction is senator warren's former point, senator scott brown. what do you think of that? >> she was in a hearing talking about an ice -- isolated study talking about what the minimum wage should be. i think you can't have the minimum wage at $22. is there flexibility to increase it? there is provided you have everybody at the table especially the business owners. you can't do it in one fell swoop. it can't be supported. >>steve: it does seem as if this is becoming a rallying cry among some democrats that in 2014 they're going to say those evil obstructionists republicans hate poor people. >> they need to actually speak to the chamber of commerce, the federation of independent, nfib obviously and the actual business owner. go into a business owner,
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if you throw in the high cost of obamacare, high cost of energy, advertising, the cost of doing business, those margins have shrunk dramatically. as she references about paying $4 for a hamburger at mcdonald's, those margins have shrunk so much it would close some of those businesses. >>steve: in yesterday larry sabater wrote an op-ed where he's going to do his best to win for the democrats. but larry did analysis that the democrats have a better shot at losing the senate than gaining the house. >> i heard that. we like scott brown but we don't want mitch mcconnell running the senate. i anticipate that happening again. that number they need to take over the senate is higher now. the bottom line is i think both parties need a makeover because there is
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extremes. you saw what harry reid was saying today about the military. >>steve: crazy talk. >> it is not unusual. he's driving the agenda. if people are happy with the way things are going, keep everybody in there. if not, get in there and make a difference. >>steve: do you think it's helpful that prince rebus in the r.n.c. said we've got to make changes? >> of course. you need to find out how you need to improve and find out where your weaknesses are. you do it as an individual and we should do it as a party. >>steve: you were invited to the president's st. patrick's day reception last year. not this year. >> not this year. i haven't been receiving many phone calls from the president lately. >>steve: but we're calling him because he's a fox news contributor. straight ahead, the top boss at i.c.e. saying maybe it wasn't a good idea to
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>>brian: a dramatic rescue overnight of a worker stuck in muck 75 feet below the ground. he was working on a subway tunnel in new york when he got trapped in mud up to his waist. after four hours fire
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fighters used an industrial vacuum to pull him out. he was conscious when rushed to the hospital. $1.6 billion vanished when jon corzine was c.e.o. of m.f. global. >>alisyn: the small nation of cyprus is flat broke, so yesterday lawmakers voted down a controversial plan that would have allowed government officials to dip into the personal bank accounts of its citizens to fund a bailout. what's next? and with our nation facing a financial crisis, could it happen here? >>steve: we're talking to fox business network's charles payne. scary what's going on in cyprus. you see long lines, people up against the a.t.m. because the banks aren't open yet. >> it is scary because anywhere in the world people think their savings accounts are off limits.
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you've worked hard for this money. here's the thing. they were ready to tax everyone. i don't care if you would ten euro zone in the bank or a million euros in the bank, they were going to hit you with this tax. obviously that scares the heck out of people. >>alisyn: luckily it was shot down, that plan, because it was so controversial. how did europe react to all of this? >> it's interesting because i don't think the europeans were ready for this to happen. they hatched the plan over last weekend, the i.m.f., e.c.b. and the european union and i think they thought they had the votes. this puts them in a precarious position. the finance minister is in russia. russia gave them a bailout last year, low-interest bailout, almost three billion euros. a lot of this money belongs to russian businesses. but a lot of it legitimate businesses too. the bottom line is i don't know if that was supposed to make it politically correct to go in and steal money from everyone,
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including regular citizens. >>brian: the russians look like the compassionate ones. it's not fair to the people of cyprus to do this. they say that private gas company offered to, give me access to your natural gas and i'll bail you outs. number two, germany looks like the bad guy. germany said here's your money, you've got to pay me back. to guarantee they were going to get paid back they were going to take a stipend from all the people. from the germans perspective, they keep bailing out these countries for doing things out. >> my friend said the best piece he saw was stingy workaholic germans not wanting to share the money. the bottom line is that this is heard of. this is something i'm glad didn't happen, probably shouldn't happen. our markets actually rebounded a little bit toward the end of the day when this news came out. but the bottom line also, guys, the question is: could it ever happen here? and i think the answer is yes it could.
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last week we had this phony stress test. did you see the scenario? the market would be down 50%, banks would lose half a trillion dollars but everything would be honky dory? are you serious? does anyone believe that? >>steve: charles payne will be sitting in today for staoufrt -- stuart varney. >>alisyn: democratic senator dianne feinstein outraged at her own party. what she had to say to harry reid about the assault weapons ban. >>steve: happy birthday to kathy ireland. she's 50. she's 50. >>alisyn: what? [ dylan ] this is one way to keep your underwear clean. this is another! ta-daa! try charmin ultra strong. it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading value brand.
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>>steve: fox news alert. you are looking at president obama just stepping off air force at ben guiron airport in tel aviv, his first visit to israel as president. he's being greeted as president on the tarmac by prime minister netanyahu. leland is live with a preview. >> good morning. a beautiful day here in jerusalem. the president landed at ben
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guiron airport. greeted by the prime minister. he has his work cut out for him. jerusalem, the west bank and heading to jordan. while of course the president landed here in an ally country, it is not exactly a place that he is loved, and the relationship between the president and the prime minister is a notoriously icy one here. the israelis for their part want to talk about iran, iran, iran and then iran some more; try to elicit some type of promise from president obama here that the united states will keep iran from getting a nuclear bomb. as you watch the smiles and handshakes on the red carpet and the pomp and circumstance the israelis rolled out for this visit, it doesn't show the relationship between these two men which is going to happen largely behind closed doors. the president then heads to the west bank to try and work on the israeli-palestinian peace process which is all but
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dead here in the middle east. you can expect the president at least privately to talk to president national yahoo and try to get some -- president netanyahu and try to get some movement on that. in the west bank, the president will probably not get the kind of reception you're seeing there. already in the west bank there are posters of the president up that have been graffitid over. a big part of this visit is the charm offensive you're seeing now, the smiles, pomp, circumstance; also president obama visiting what's called the iron dome, that is a u.s.-funded missile defense system that was very successful during the gaza war, something the israelis want to show off and they feel shows u.s.-israeli military cooperation and shows the united states a little bit of what it gets for its $3 billion in aid here to israel. the president obviously is meeting with leaders while he's here. he's also speaking directly to the israeli people who do not have a great approval rating for him.
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a recent poll in israel showed only 10% of israelis said they liked president obama. about another 30% said they didn't necessarily like him but they at least respected him. in this speech he is going to give to about 1,000 college students is designed to speak directly to the israeli population to see if he can't convince the israeli population that he's right that america has their back, and perhaps that can get more movement out of prime minister netanyahu if president obama is able to rally support from the israeli people themselves. >>brian: here's the unscripted part. the story yesterday about syria possibly using poisonous gas, poisonous chemicals, gas, on the rebels. they're accusing each other of using this. that now becomes front and center; correct? >> it certainly becomes an issue. this probably shows the relationship we're seeing right now between the united states and israel that is not necessarily
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while the united states and israel are friends, they don't necessarily have the same goals in mind. for the israelis, the status quo inside syria is by far the best. they are terrified of the rebels, a largely infamous based group, the al qaeda influence inside the rebels. that is something that has the israelis scared where the united states is pushing for president bashar assad to leave office. obviously the united states and israel are very concerned about the chemical weapons. israel is probably only concerned if they get into the wrong hands. the united states has concern about whether they're used again somebody else. this is something they're going to talk about and also something the united states and israel cooperated on the intelligence level. yesterday as these reports were coming out, con -- conflicting reports, were chemical reports used, were they not, right now they are not typical chemical
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weapons but that is what the united states and israel are worried about and trying to plan contingencies for to try to deal with. >>steve: leland vittert live in israel. >>alisyn: let's talk about what happened yesterday at hoefplt there's always been a lot of discussion with the sequester cuts how much latitude the head of every agency in what will be cut. yesterday the head of i.c.e. was testifying in front of the house judiciary committee and he admitted he didn't have to release those 2,228 illegal immigrants who had been in custody. he could have done something else that he says he would have had to have furloughed people. here's part of the exchange. released many individuals who had
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offenses -- who had d.u.i. offenses. >> only can request a rescheduling so you can move money around. this notion that you don't want to rob peter to pay paul, you could have easily done that. you could have found $600 to k these level one violators from being released and don't act like yocod not have. >> you can me money around. you can say hey, can i move money around? remember, the republicans offered that, but the white house declined. also when he mentioned 600 bucks, extraordinarily i.c.e. released eight level one offenders. they have four in custody. they are looking for four more. it would cost them $600 a day to house them. and the congressman was saying you can't find 600 bucks to take care of these guys? >>brian: he let go 2,000 before sequester actually took place. if there was a last-minute
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deal, oops, we've got some empty beds now. this guy decides afterwards -- by the way, not related, i'm retiring. i've got to get going. he looks like he should retire. what's he? 30? >>alisyn: he is well preserved. this is what you constantly hear with sequester. it's either this or furlough. either this or laying off. we don't want to take money out of the pockets of workers. and that is a handy and know, you end up not cutting something that people think is expendable. >>steve: when you're talking about furloughing people, you are talking about until september furloughing people one day a month or a during that period. of the 2,228 illegals detained who were released, 629 were convicted criminals. 629. >>brian: no one is retiring. 22 minutes now before the top of the hour.
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>>alisyn: senate democrats dropping a ban on assault weapons from their new gun control bill. senate majority leader harry reid said including the ban would prevent the full bill from being passed. senator dianne feinstein who introduced the ban fired back saying it is not doomed. >> what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust. >>alisyn: feinstein says she may still bring the ban to vote as an amendment to the full bill. >>brian: i don't think harry reid personally is behind the assault weapons ban. >>steve: they don't have the votes. >>brian: i don't think he's voting for it. a florida family of fortune tellers confessed they weren't really
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communicating with spirits. now the crystal ball doesn't work? as they took in a staggering 25 million from customers, the fortune tellers have to pay back their victims and face prison time. who could have predicted that? >>steve: a ceremony to highlight honor students, students with good grades, canceled so the other kids at the school wouldn't feel bad. parents at ipswich school outraged. >> you're very proud as a parent to go in that night and see your child as well as some of the other children that have made some really some great efforts. >>steve: the school has not decided if parents will be allowed to come to the assembly where i wonder if they're going to even honor the honor students or, hey congratulations, all you kids in the middle and the bottom. >>brian: you know who would have been cut out is maria because she was always an honor student.
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maria molina i know you're outraged by this story? >> i would not have been happy if i were on the honor roll and not awarded for that achievement. we want to get to the weather because we have had reports of severe weather. we have had a storm system that produced a lot of heavy snow across the northeast and new england. today is the first day of spring and we're still talking about more snow today and cold temperatures. 19 degrees will be your high temperature in minneapolis. chicago, 25 for your high temperature. new york city below average. 42 degrees as we head into this afternoon. still talking about more snow. storm totals could reach 14 inches across northeastern parts of maine where you have a winter storm warning in effect. lake-effect snow off of lake erie into ontario into a foot of snow. locally higher amounts. current wind chill temperature in minneapolis, 8 degrees below zero. 16 degrees below zero in
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fargo, international falls, chilly spot as usual. 12 degrees below zero is what it feels like that. steve, ali, brian, spring officially begins at 7:02 this morning eastern time. >>steve: we're talking about 20 minutes from right now. >>alisyn: we're going to warm up in exactly 20 minutes? >> no. last year was warmer. we were actually in the 70's in new york city for the start of spring. not so much this year. >>brian: i remember that. i have pictures on my facebook page. >>alisyn: he made the ultimate sacrifice to save his fellow navy seals surrounded by the taliban. now the story of lieutenant michael murphy headed to the big screen. the movie almost did not get made. the story from the film maker and murphy's dad next. >>brian: cops descended on his home and threatened to take away his kids. the reason? a facebook photo showing his 11-year-old son with a hunting rifle. father and son here to
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know, thinking it was funny. and mike came along and told them let him go. >> a lot of people say things about people that pass away. they might rightfully be glorified. anything that has ever been said about mike is spot-on true. >>brian: that little kid ended up being one of the most outstanding americans we've produced. joining us is scott mctavish, the director and producer of this documentary along with mike's father. good morning to both of you. you sent me 12 clips and one is better than the next. totally moving. dan, why was scott the right pick to tell your son's story? >> scott is a navy veteran among others. scott, we met early on when gary williams was doing michael biography "seal of honor." we felt quite comfortable with him. he comes from the navy seal community in virginia beach. when he basically pitched his ideas of what he wanted to do, we had seen he had
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done a prior documentary, the family was set to go. >>brian: scott, you know you're doing the right thing. you know you're producing a movie about the right tkpwaoeufplt how hard was it to get it -- about the right guy. how hard was it to get financed? >> very difficult. documentaries by nature are difficult to fund. i'm not a hollywood guy so it became harder because i didn't have access to hollywood money. we put together credit cards. we put my kids' college fund into it and it came together. >>brian: there is a navy ship named after your son. i am not sure, because you sent 12 clips, but i'm sure it is in the beginning as they chrisen the ship, mike murphy. >> they show the ship -- >>brian: being commissioned. was it very painful for you to go through this again? >> no. the navy has been so good,
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especially the special operations community. what we like is that it brings not just michael's story to the attention of america but actually all our special operations. they are out there each and every day. >>brian: right now. >> they are doing stuff you never hear about until something tragic happens like in michael's story. they are in afghanistan and around the world. even your k.t. mcfar land, her daughter is in the u.s. navy. the documentary gives people the opportunity for people to see what the special operations people are doing. >>brian: you see the greatness and the values and the courage in michael even as a kid as he plays soccer and football and his friends talk about him. was that almost a surprise to you as you did your research? >> it wasn't a surprise, but it definitely made my job very easy. michael's story is so extraordinary, i think that is why people respond to it. that is why regal sin malls
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responded to it and agreed -- regal cinemas responded to it and agreed to run the film. it was a no brainer for me. >>brian: you tapped all kinds of your funds to put it together. it opens friday in regal entertainment group theaters nationwide. is there a website? >> murphmovie.com. >>brian: a great thing you're doing, scott. thanks so much. >> thank you again. >>brian: they're elected to keep law and order. what sparked this fight on the parliament floor? a proud dad posted this picture of his son who passed a hunter safety course on facebook. next thing he knows cops are raiding his home and threatening to take his kid. that dad, that son are here next.
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>>alisyn: police showed up at his home and threatened to take away his kids. the reason? this facebook picture of his 10-year-old son who has a hunting license holding his new license hunting rifle. did the police go too far in this case? joining me is sean and his son josh. welcome, gentlemen. friday night, sean, you posted, as i understand it -- or i should say you posted this picture of your son, josh, ten years old, to facebook on last week and then friday night the police and the department of child services showed up at your door. what did they say? >> they wanted to go through the house and make sure guns were not available to kids. once they went through the house, they wanted to get into my safe. and they wanted to run the serial numbers on all my firearms and make sure they were all registered to me and catalog them. >>alisyn: what did you think of that plan? >> i think it is totally
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illegal because in new jersey you don't have to register your firearms. i didn't commit any crime. i wasn't charged with anything. they admitted it was a false claim so they had no right to go into my safe without a search warrant. >>alisyn: you cleverly got your lawyer on the phone as the police were trying to gain access to your home. what did your lawyer advise you of your rights? >> he said do not open that safe. >>alisyn: you put the lawyer on with police? >> yes. >>alisyn: what then happened? >> they kept insisting on opening my safe. they even told him that they wanted to run all the serial numbers and catalog all the guns. >>alisyn: then what happened? >> he kept saying don't do it. then the department of child services started threatening to take my kids if we didn't do that. they asked me if i had anything to hide. if i didn't, why wouldn't i open the safe. they kept telling me they were going to come back with a warrant. i told them go ahead. after probably about an hour of them arguing with
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me, they eventually packed up and left. >>alisyn: by the way, they never came back with a warrant. josh, you're the person in this picture. how long have you been shooting guns? >> i've been shooting guns since i was five, i would say. >>alisyn: what do you think of this photograph? >> well, i was really happy about getting the gun. >>alisyn: you got it for your birthday? >> yes. when they showed up, it was getting me mad about that one. >>alisyn: i can imagine. and you like to hunt. how good are you at it? >> i'm a pretty good shooter. i'm a pretty good hunter. >>alisyn: your story obviously has gotten a lot of attention. josh and shawn, we'd love to know what our viewers think about this story. please keep us posted and let us know if they ever come back with that warrant. thanks for sharis with us. he stole the show from the president at the national prayer breakfast.
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does dr. ben carson have democrats shaking in their boots now? >> i think dr. benjamin carson probably got everybody in the democrat party scared to death. it's going to be really -- >>alisyn: we're going to get his reaction at the top of the hour. we'll be right back. life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice.
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democracies, for as noisy and messy as it may be, we know democracy is the greatest form of government ever deviced by man. we stand together because it makes us more prosperous. our trade and investment create jobs for both our peoples. our partnerships in science and medicine and health bring us closer to new cures, harness new energy, and have helped transform us into high-tech hubs of our global economy. we stand together because we share a commitment to helping our fellow human beings around the world. when the earth shakes and the floods come, our doctors and rescuers reach out to help. when people are suffering from africa to asia, we partner to fight disease and overcome hunger. we stand together because peace must come to the holy land, for
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even as we are clear-eyed about the difficulties, we will never lose sight of the vision of an israel at peace with its neighbors. so as i begin this visit, let me say as clearly as i can, the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous, and it makes the world a better place. that's why -- [ applause ] that's why the united states was the very first nation to recognize the state of israel 65 years ago. that's why the star of david and the star and stripes fly together today. that is why i'm confident in declaring that our alliance is eternal, forever. thank you very much.
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[ applause ] >> steve: there is the president of the united states in tel aviv. he landed within the last hour. this is part of the official arrival ceremony. he's gog have a busy couple of days. this is his first foreign trip during his second term as president of the united states. >> brian: he's going to have public events. they won't be the knesset. he'll go to ramallah and there are already protests there because they feel he's not been balanced with the israeli-palestinian effort and he'll northbound jordan, which would be fascinating. >> alisyn: much has been made about the relationship between those two men you see talking with the president's arm around benjamin netanyahu there, that they reportedly have an icy relationship, but perhaps this will help mend some fences between those two. it has been said that the president is not there to try to forward the peace process
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officially, but he is just making basically an appearance there and talking directly to the israeli people. >> steve: the problem for the president right now is the israeli people for the most part don't trust him because they don't trust him to take care of iran, which wants to blow up the jewish state. >> brian: right. but also you have to look at netanyahu who is having trouble of his on. he just put together a government this week, last week. they wanted to get that done before he got here and they got to talk number one about iran, number two about iran. and i think syria has to come up and i think they have to be worried about hezbollah to their right. >> alisyn: they need each other. the president, president obama and benjamin netanyahu need each other. we need to have a good relationship between these two countries. netanyahu famously was close to mitt romney. they were students together i think at harvard business school and worked together for a while. but these two, maybe this is the first step in these two forging some sort of closer bond. >> steve: we showed you the video of the president coming down the stairs of air force one
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not too long ago here on the program. what's interesting, the microphone kind of picks it up. we want you -- we've been wondering whether or not the charm offensive was real. listen to what the president here in this country, not the charm offensive in israel -- listen to what the president says to bb netanyahu when they greet just moments ago. >> i couldn't get away from congress. [ laughter ] >> steve: he said, it's good to get away from congress. and then there was a little laugh. >> brian: does he understand he's always got a microphone on? >> alisyn: i don't think he does. >> brian: we understood. we now understand. >> alisyn: it's nice to make a little joke with your partner in israel and i'm sure you can understand it's nice to get away from congress.
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>> brian: but what about what he said to sarkozy when he said netanyahu was a liar, when he said i have to deal with him every day. >> alisyn: what about putin? >> brian: putin. he said to med definite. >> alisyn: but that seemed like a pleasant exchange. >> steve: was it a little joke, a rib jabbing or was it revealing something else? you be the judge. >> alisyn: let's get to your headlines headlines and tell you what else is happening. they've been banned world wide, the use of all 60-millimeter mortars and their tubes are suspended after this blast that left at least seven marines dead. they were based in camp lejeune, north carolina, were training at the hawthorne army depot when a mortar round exploded in a student investigators believe there was a problem with that bomb and they say human error is not to blame. >> the marines were conducting live fire and maneuver training at the hawthorne army depot.
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we don't know yet what caused this malfunction. a team of investigators has begun the investigation to figure out just what happened. >> alisyn: eight other people were hurt in that accident. a story developing overnight. north korea may have unleashed a major cyber attack against south korea. computer networks at two big south korean banks and the country's three top broadcasters are in shut down mode this morning paralyzing most of the industry. according to witnesses, skull pictures popped up on the screens. investigators still have not found an official link to north korea, but they have been behind similar attacks before. and we have a new video to show you of police raiding the dorm room at the university of central florida belonging to the man suspected of plotting a massacre. james oliver seevakumanan pulled the fire alarm which you can hear beeping there in the background of that video. 30-year-old planned to murder fellow students while they gathered in the hallways, but he
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was stopped when his roommate called the police. seevakumanan turned the gun on himself as police descended on the scene inside his room. home made bombs, guns and detailed handwritten attack plan. police also found two packages addressed to the suspect. inside, a sling for his rifle, gun magazines and a dvd on how to use lasers with weapons. they're elected to keep law and order, but that didn't happen on the parliament floor in the ukraine. fists started flying after one of the leaders began the session speaking in russian, opposing party members who wanted him to speak in ukrainian. those are your headlines. >> steve: let's talk politics in this country. the top democrat in the u.s. senate is harry reid. within the last year, he told a flat out lie on the floor of the senate and said mitt romney hasn't paid taxes in ten years. that was a lie.
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a flat out lie. >> brian: he never even met mitt romney. >> steve: so now what the senator said yesterday has got his own team trying to walk it back. and yet, it is incredible and we're going to play it for you. harry reid implies that the sequester caused the explosion that killed seven in hawthorne, nevada yesterday. that's right. he linked the sequester with seven dead marines. listen. >> one of the things that sequester is cut back in training and maintenance. that's the way the sequester was written. these men and women are -- our marines were training in hawthorne and with the sequester it will cut the stuff back. i just hope everyone understands. >> brian: so he's asking us to tie it all together. why are you bringing it all up if you don't believe they should be tied together? if you didn't believe it should be written, you should have stopped the president from writing it and put it forward for everyone to agree on it because they thought to get the
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republicans to the table, and the democrats, it was written. >> alisyn: he's not saying it was a cause and effect. but in his brain, he linked it and he also linked it verbally and that has many people upset. why link these two things? he was supposed to be on the floor mourning the loss of these marines. >> steve: in his home state. >> alisyn: and he said, for whatever reason to sequester. they were going to vote on something on sequester and he took the opportunity to link those two. many people are upset about that and colonel allen west is one of them. >> not only has he offended the united states marine corps and these families who lost their loved ones, he is also a hypocrite when you think of what he said may of last year. i don't think this as a clumsy statement. i see this as a deliberate thing he has said, much the same as when he accused mitt romney of certain things from the senate floor. harry reid has to be called
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responsible for the statements that he made and as i say it, he needs to go to the marine barracks, the formation, standing, and give an apology. and not just ask the spokes people from his office to do it. that's cowardly. >> brian: the marine corps says this is pure political posturing on the backs of these dead marines. >> steve: by linking the two, he's suggesting the marines will, you know what? the sequester cut us back, so we'll ten the men and women out there to do training exercises, even though they're not properly taped and look what happened to seven brave americans out in nevada. >> alisyn: a spokesperson for harry reid's office has come forward and, of course, they're always in overdrive having to clarify some things he says and they say marines would not be forced to operate under unsafe conditions due to budget cuts. >> brian: harry reid is the one who said the war is lost before the surge and the president is a loser. remember? not this president. the previous one. don't panic. >> steve: he should apologize to somebody. it is currently 7:11.
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spring started just nine minutes ago. >> alisyn: oh, good. let me change out of my sweater because it's so cold here in new york. >> brian: coming up, he stole the show from the president at the national prayer breakfast. dr. ben carson appears to have democrats shake not guilty their boots. why? we ask him next. >> steve: then no best friend for you. one school putting a best friend ban in place so all kids will have to play together and nobody is left out. >> brian: that's fox's policy, too. i'm breaking up with joel. >> steve: already 33 in spring zap technology. departure. hertz gold plus rewards also offers ereturn-- our fastest way to return your car. just note your mileage and zap ! you're outta there !
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rousing the crowd at the national prayer breakfast. last week at cpac, he gave no signs of slowing down. >> if we continue to spend ourselves into oblivion, we're going to destroy our nation. if i were trying to destroy this nation, if you just -- let's say you magically put me, you know, into the white house. [ cheers and applause ] >> brian: so why is he all of a sudden making waves and why did they cheer? joining us now is neurosurgeon dr. ben carson, and author of "america the beautiful." dr. carson, welcome back. >> thank you. >> brian: i watched your speech and watched the way the networks handled it. no one can really understand where you came from and why you seem so comfortable hyped the microphone -- behind the microphone in the spotlight. have you prethought this moment in your life, in your career? >> no, i haven't. but my philosophy is always tell
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the truth. and you don't have an agenda, just be yourself and be natural. then you don't have to pose like you're doing something different. >> steve: you're talking about how politicians pose. i know what you're up to. you burst onto the scene at the national prayer breakfast where you had sharp words for the president and then you were at cpac this past weekend. rush limbaugh, i don't know if you're familiar with this, said right now, dr. carson, you've got democrats terrified. here is a little rush. >> i think dr. benjamin carson probably got everybody in the democrat party scared to death. it's going to be really hard to demonize this guy, really, really hard, partially because of his race, but not just because he's african-american. it's because you can call this guy all kinds of demonic names. he just doesn't fit the bill. >> steve: is rush right?
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>> well, i certainly hope so. i've tried to lead the right kind of life, a life that is inspired by my love of god and my love of my fellow man. and it is a very difficult to demonize someone under those circumstances. but i don't think it's just democrats, you know. republicans have been involved, too, and deceit and in trying to rule by fear. i think any politician who is doing that, i'm very happy to expose them and to more importantly, i think we need to offer solutions for the problems. not just complain. >> alisyn: dr. carson, rush limbaugh also went on it say something about you. he said dr. carson is able to articulate and explain conservetism without raising his voice at all. do you ever raise your voice? >> that probably comes from my training as neurosurgeon. they tend to be very calm under fire. they have to be because you deal
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with pretty stressful situations. >> brian: dr. carson, when will you decide if you're going to get into the political fray, as you mentioned, it's not brain surgery. [ laughter ] >> well, you know, it's not something that is at the top of my agenda. my agenda is to encourage discussion, encourage openness, and hopefully get to a point where we stop getting into corners and firing at each other and acting like third graders. you know, if god has other plans for me, he certainly will manifest those. but i don't expect that to happen any time in the near future. it's a long time before the next election. >> steve: it is a long time before the next election. but i think you're going to be retiring one of those days. so it is curious, why are you coming out and speaking so loudly right now? >> because i was invited. it was not part of my master plan, but quite coincidentally toward the end of my career, you
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know, i'm asked to give this talk. the platform was there, and that's what happened. sometimes things happen that you don't control. >> brian: as political -- has political strategist talk to you? >> i've had so many people speak to me, it's unbelievable. but the ones that i appreciate are fellow americans who are sending me all kind of great ideas about how things should be done. if our politicians were really smart, they would create a forum whereby they could really listen to some of these people. they're very, very smart. but they don't want to get into the political fray themselves because they know how brutal it is. >> alisyn: dr. carson, always great to talk to you. we're counting down the days to your retirement, as we know you are. it's about 130 now. thank you. >> it's 102. >> alisyn: got it. i'll change the calendar. thanks so much for being on.
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>> thank you very much. >> alisyn: he is coming out and speaking a lot, but it's always quietly. >> brian: straight ahead, he has an nfl contract for $31 million. why is this football player working on a drive through? he says it's an american dream. you'll find bout him next. >> steve: where are my fries do we have a mower? no. a trimmer? no. we got nothing. we just bought our first house, we're on a budget. we're not ready for spring. well let's get you ready. very nice. you see these various colors. we got workshops every saturday. yes, maybe a little bit over here. this spring, take on more lawn for less. not bad for our first spring. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. get ortho home defense, a special buy at just $6.88. advil pm® or tylenol pm. the advil pm® guy is spending less time lying awake with annoying aches and pains and more time asleep.
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>> steve: time for news by the numbers. from the control room, first, 200 million bucks. that's how much taxpayer money is being wasted on electric car maker fisker. a chinese company's deal to buy it isn't happening. next, one out of 50. that's how many kids are diagnosed with autism. that's according to the c d.c the centers for disease control. but health officials say this doesn't mean autism is occurring more often. just that doctors are diagnosing
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it more frequently, especially in kids with milder problems. that rare chinese bowl that someone paid, 3 bucks. it just sold for $2.2 million. there is only one other bowl like it in the world and it is in the british museum. that's a good use of three bucks. mr. kilmeade? >> brian: wide receiver in the nfl. signed a $31 million with the miami dolphins to extend his stay there. that big contract did not stop brian heartline from working his dream job in the offseason manning a drive-through convenience store in ohio which he co-owns. joining us now, brian heartline. so you're busy in the offseason. you made a purchase. what is it? >> drive-through convenience store. how are you doing? >> brian: doing good. congratulations on the contract, too. and what all miami is doing to their offense.
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you're going to make a run at a title first. why is this your dream? >> this is the dream, right? american business owner, small business owner. he and my best friend from high school, we always wanted to go into business. it was our first opportunity, but our first one this past january. signed my contract a couple weeks ago. the following week i had to get to work for a little bit. been a lot of fun. >> brian: it is. there was day when every pro football had to have offseason jobs. do you understand how unique you are, though, to be a standout in the prime of your career with the dolphins and work at a drive-through at your own place? >> yeah. i think to an extent. i think it was funny of doing a radio show and i was working my 12-hour shift or whatnot and i had to finish the radio show, so i'm out in the middle of the drive-through freezing my butt off in ohio trying to get this radio interview done and they're
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asking me what i'm doing and they couldn't believe it. but i don't think twice. it's been fun so far. it's interesting to see things from a small business owner aspect now. but it's been a lot of fun. it's been a very big growing experience. >> brian: so you're in your locker room, most everybody in there does not have to have a job. now you're owning your own business. what kind of perspective does that give you that you didn't expect to have? >> i think the best part about it is really being able to deal with everyday customers. we have a lot of regulars. we have new people that come in. getting noticed a lot in will is a lot of fun, talk to football fans. sometimes even incognito. i sometimes do a little -- ask them what they think about the fins or the browns since we're in ohio. kind of get a feel for different fans. it's a lot of fun. different perspectives. in my mind, i felt like an employee, because the guy i went into business with really knows what he's doing and i'm learning off of him.
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i feel more like an employee than an owner. but it's been a lot of fun and the customers make it worthwhile. >> brian: i imagine not a lot drops off the shelves with you around. you must have pretty good hands. really quick, what should i get if i come to your place? >> oh, man. we got a pretty wide array of things. we got the monster and red bulls rocking pretty hard right now. we're carrying our milks and all different kinds of pops. i guess it depends on preference. whatever you need, we'll special order it for you. >> brian: i need muscle milk. i don't know if you've seen me without a shirt on. >> actually we are carrying a little of that. we are carrying that. >> brian: good. i'll follow up with you and i'll honk. you better be there right away. congratulations on setting a great example on and off the field. too bad you can't have it offseason. thanks so much, brian. >> it's a lot of fun. >> brian: good luck this season. straight ahead, remember this video? a massive meteor slamming into
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because there is this nut case in north korea that wants to shoot missiles at us. maybe we can borrow it. >> alisyn: looks like a beautiful day in israel for that visit. >> brian: first day of spring in israel? >> steve: yeah. >> alisyn: sure. >> steve: in this hemisphere. first day of fall down south. >> brian: all right. it's 31 here, first day of spring. >> alisyn: somehow mother nature did not get the memo. lawmakers in cyprus overwhelmingly rejected the plan to tax bank accounts in exchange for a $13 billion bailout. not one single law maker voted in favor of the plan, which meant widespread outrage. many feared people would pull all their money out of the bank and set a danger precedent across the entire region. >> this decision of the republic of cyprus is protecting all the peoples of the member countries
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of the european union. >> alisyn: cyprus' president is meeting with lawmakers to discuss a new plan. >> brian: protests getting up close and personal look with a kansas city mayor during his state of the city address. watch. >> this man has just got through talking about exactly what (bleep) is. >> brian: angry citizen stormed the podium and ranted for a few seconds. good thing they had a beat there before being tackled by james' body guard. people say he was frustrated with the performance of the city council members. he continued his speech after the man was arrested. >> alisyn: unflappable. the mayor didn't skip a beat. >> brian: i thought he was working with the mayor. this i think the mayor was trying to evaluate him. >> steve: it was months since this mother spoke to her son who was in afghanistan serving proudly. now she's being suspended for taking his call while she was working on the bus. >> he said, mom, i'm okay. i love you.
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and happy birthday because my birthday was december 10. and i said, thank you. i love you, and you take care. and that's it. >> steve: problem, the woman is a bus driver. she says no kids were on the bus at the time the phone call came in. the school board agreeing to take another look at her case. >> alisyn: listen to this story, parents. school teachers throughout england preventing their students from making best friends. instead, they're encouraging them to mingle in larger groups. they claim this will spare children the pain that causes parting ways. >> brian: oh,. >> alisyn: many parents have expressed outrage, saying it's natural for children to have best friends. what do you think? e-mail us at www.foxandfriends.com or find us on twitter. >> brian: so to prevent people from feeling the loss of a best friend, because clearly you're going to get on that person's nerves at one point and they'll be forced to leave you. >> steve: spoken from personal experience.
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>> brian: exactly. what if the friend moves away? >> alisyn: devastation! >> steve: so to kind of do what rodney king has suggested, why can't we all just get along? >> alisyn: as opposed to shakespeare, it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. >> steve: now you're just showing off. >> brian: thattity grade education. >> alisyn: pretty much. >> brian: who booked her? [ laughter ] >> steve: why can't we be friends, to quote the golden girls. >> brian: they said that? >> steve: thank you for being a friend. >> brian: what about the beatles, we all live in a yellow submarine? [ laughter ] >> brian, you're fired. >> alisyn: here is another question. what if an asteroid were hurdling towards earth? >> brian: are you trying to change the subject. >> alisyn: would the u.s. be able to stop it? nasa says not unless the u.s. is ready to pay up. ainsley earhart has more. >> they're basically telling you to get on your knees and start
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praying. these killer asteroids are usually only seen in the movies, right? but last month's russia's close call with a meteor got people a little worried. yesterday nasa officials told congress they have only detected about 10% of meteors like that one which could wipe out an entire city. and while funding to track space threats has grown, nasa needs to spend billions in the next few years to expand the program, they say. officials say right now, the country doesn't have a defense. >> if you detected even a small one like the one that detonated in russia, head for new york city in three weeks what, we would do? >> if it's coming in three weeks, pray. >> the bottom line is always, the funding did not come. >> pretty scary. nasa is planning to build a sensor and laser system to hut
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down asteroids, but it will cost billions of dollars. but they say sequesterration cuts are threatening the plans. so start praying. >> steve: that's the answer from the federal government? start praying? >> so scientific. >> alisyn: you're right. that's what a rocket scientist suggests. >> brian: he's got other things to do. he doesn't want to focus on the negative. >> steve: thank you very much. now to some extreme weather. check out this damage caused by hail in the state of mississippi. state police cruisers, 54 of them, were totaled from chunks of ice the size of baseballs. here outside our -- he's not responsible for it. maria molina is tracking this winter storm. now it's a spring storm, right? >> yes, a spring storm. very typical like to actually see severe weather with some snow. both aspects included in these spring storms. we're actually heading towards
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$1.6 billion vanished without a trace when democrat former governor jon corzine was the ceo of mf global. but lawyers in jp morgan chase just reached a deal. $546 million will be returned to customers. i think that's about half. and the steve jobs biopic on hold. ashton kucher's performance isn't up to par. he was terrible. steve? >> steve: meanwhile, blame it on the sequester or not. more than 2,000 jailed illegals have been released from prison since the middle of february. yesterday congress sought some answers from the director of ice. >> what is a level 1 violator? >> a level 1 -- first, i obviously disagree with your characterization about these -- >> that's fine. you can use your time to disagree. don't use mine. what is a level 1 violator?
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>> with regard to level 1 offenders, they are aggravated felons. >> how many were released? >> there are four presently. >> how many were released? >> steve: eventually they revealed there were ten released. so did congressman goudie get the answers he was looking for? he joins us now from washington, d.c congressman, good morning to you. >> good morning. how are you? >> steve: doing okay. although i'm a little disturbed at one of the things that director morton said yesterday was that they didn't actually have to release 2200 illegals, did they? >> no, they did not. they could have made what we call a programmatic request that doesn't come to congress. a committee can approve the moving around of money. they could have foregone travel, conferences, detailees, bonuses. they're sitting on over $100 million. so the notion that you can't find $600 to keep four aggravated felons detained, which is what it cost today, 600
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per day, is balder dash. >> steve: when you talk about these level one offenders, these are bad guys. once they realize hey, we let ten of them out, let's go get them, they've got four in custody right now. right? >> that's right. and they could be flight risk. they could be a danger to the community based on their criminal history. based on the circumstances of their crime. they're called aggravated felons for a reason. that's level 1. level 2, you've got recidivous dui offenders and dhs may consider that to be low risk. i can tell you, having sat with people who have been injured by recidivous dui offend, they don't consider them low risk people. >> steve: it's extraordinary, he admitted, yeah, we didn't have to let them go, but we did. clearly it was a political calculation, wasn't it? >> part of this halibut comet,
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the sky is falling, let's fire teach increase west virginia. no meat inspections, close the white house tour for kids, and oh, by the way, we're going to let some aggravated felons occupant on the street trying to embarrass congress. usually we do a good job of that ourselves. but they tried to do that with respect to sequester and it didn't work. people are smarter than that. they know that if you're sitting on $100 million in dhs, quit going on conferences, quit some of your training, discretionary training, and do your job, which is public safety. the public is smarter than sometimes these government officials give them credit. >> steve: yeah, but congressman, they're trying to inflict maximum pain for political gain. >> not working. >> steve: no, it's not working. what about the fact that you've heard from agents in texas. they're worried about a flood of illegals into the country. >> well, you know, that's proof
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>> alisyn: the answer to the aflac question of the day, of course, is holly hunter. and our winner is mike in princeton, louisiana. congratulations. talk about a rough road, a recent study finds most middle class americans cannot afford a new car. so how can you stretch your budget to get behind the wheel without driving into more debt? i'm running away with a lot of metaphors here. let's ask dave ramsey. hey, dave. >> hey, good morning. how are you? >> alisyn: doing well. so i was astonished to hear how
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much the average new car is $30,500 last year. so it sounds like most americans can't afford one. >> well, you know what? the thing you can't afford is that $30,000 is going to turn into about $10,000 in four years. so you're driving the most expensive thing that we purchase that goes down in value. i'm not against someone having a nice car. i'm just against their nice car having them. >> alisyn: good point. so you have some tips for how people can get out of this sort of car racket. you say pay cash for a cheap car. you suggest about 2,000 bucks you can get car for that? >> well, just get started is the point. let's kind of readjust our thinking and go back to grandma's ways of thinking. if you can't pay for it, you can't afford it. shocking idea, but the cost of car payments is unbelievable. so just for a short period of time, drive that beater, and get awe $2,000 car and get the process started to break the
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cycle of car payments. >> alisyn: my grandparents felt that way. if the money wasn't under the mattress, they couldn't afford it. but meanwhile, you say if you save $495 every month, what does that get you? >> well, that's the average car payment in america today is between 484, $495 a month. of course, that's a lot of money. when you just start multiplying that times a few months, you've got some serious money. >> alisyn: in fact, you say that in ten months, you could have $5,000 in cash and then what do you recommend doing with it? >> the good news about that $2,000 car is that it didn't go down much in value. it's prettile done. so we take that $2,000 car, just less than a year later, add our $5,000 cash with it, we've got $7,000. that's a whole lot better car than a $2,000 car. do that a few more times, we're in some serious car. >> alisyn: in fact, you say if you do that every ten months, your prescription, you will soon be driving a very nice car that
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is paid for. >> well, yeah. let's extrapolate that basic sixth grade formula further and say, ten more months after a $7,000 car, we could buy a 12,000, ten more months, 17,000. ten more months, now we're only 30 months, 2 1/2 years. so shut up. then you bought a $22,000 car which is that $30,000 car one year old. >> alisyn: kind of phono get a new car every ten months, i would imagine. that's not a bad strategy. dave ramsey, thanks so much for the suggestions. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> alisyn: word is nbc wants to give jay leno the boot. but it turns out leno may have the last laugh after all. we'll explain. then police descending on a home and threatened to take away his kids. the reason? this facebook photo showing his 11-year-old son with his new hunting rifle. we report. you decide
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>> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, march 20. i'm alisyn camerota in for gretchen today. we start with a fox news alert. president obama is in israel at this hour. is he officially leaving the charm offensive behind in the beltway? we have the late breaking details live from israel moments away. >> steve: how very joe bidenish. he stole the show from the president at the national prayer breakfast and then at cpac this past weekend and now dr. ben carson may have democrats shaking in their boots. >> i think dr. benjamin carson is probably got everybody in the democrat party scared to death. it's going to be really hard to demonize this guy. >> steve: dr. carson's reaction to el rushbo right here on "fox & friends" moments away. >> brian: a proud dad posted this picture of his son after he passed a hunting safety course. then the cops raided his house. what happened to his right to
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bear arms, we ask? we report. you decide. as far as "fox & friends" go, i have two people next to me who think it starts now. >> steve: when people give you a single digit salute, it seldom a thumb. >> brian: it usually causes road rage, but not today. >> steve: gretchen is off this week and ali is in her spot. good to have you. >> alisyn: pleasure to be with you. let's get to the headlines. they've been banned world wide. use of all 60-millimeter mortars and their tubes have been suspended after this tragic blast. it left at least seven marines dead and the marines were all from a battalion based in camp lejeune, north carolina, training when a mortar exploded in a tube. investigators beef there was a problem with the mortar and human error is not to blame. >> the marines were conducting live fire and maneuver training
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at the hawthorne army depot. we don't know yet what caused this malfunction. a team of investigators has begun the investigation to figure out just what happened. >> alisyn: eight other people were hurt in that accident as well. brand-new video to hoe you. police raiding the dorm room of that university of central florida student. this room belonged to the man who wanted apparently to carry out a sickening massacre. james oliver seevakumanan pulled the fire alarm, which you can hear blaring there in the background of the video. the 30-year-old planned to murder fellow students while they gathered in the hallways. but he was stopped by his roommate who called the police. the suspect turned the gun on himself as police moved in. they found home made bombs and guns and a detailed handwritten attack by him in his room. police also found two pack annuals at the campus post office addressed to the suspect. inside a gun magazine and how to
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use lasers. senate democrats dropping a ban on assault weapons from their new gun control bill. majority leader harry reid says including the ban would prevent the bill from passing. senator diane feinstein, who introduced the ban, is not happy with harry. >> what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust. >> alisyn: feinstein may still bring the ban to vote as an amendment to the bill. word is nbc wants to give jay leno the boot and replace him with jimmy fallon. the host may get the last laugh as he is zinging the network in the process. >> you know, the whole legend of st. patrick, right?
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he drove all the snakes out of ireland. then they came into the united states and became nbc executives. it's a fascinating story. >> alisyn: this is going to be fun to watch. the nbc affiliates have a big say in what happens. they're not owned and operated by the network and they rely heavily on advertising money from leno. pressure from the station was instrumental in bringing him back after giving the show to conan in 2010. those are your headlines. >> steve: of course, jay leno took over for johnny carson. now we'll talk to a little bit about dr. ben carson -- >> brian: i'd go home now. to use the expression, you should come back. >> steve: we're not off yet? >> brian: yeah. it was a great transition. >> steve: ben carson has electrified the world ever since -- you saw it live here on the fox news channel when he was there at the national prayer breakfast and the president was sitting a couple seats away and he took some shots at the president. there he is right there -- regarding taxes and health care. >> brian: right. i thought a couple things. i watched the speech and i read
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his speech. i thought it was amazing he said, why do people think -- i'll paraphrase, because the color of your skin you should be with a certain party? he said, i'm a brain surgeon. when you take the skull off and peel the skin back, we're all the same people. not many people can use that analogy accurately. he said, what difference does it make what color skin you are and how you believe? essentially he broke it down by saying, i'm interested in talking to democrats, but i'm interested in what's best for the country and he's into personal responsibility. >> steve: we should point out he's an independent. >> alisyn: okay. it's refreshing to hear all those things. rush limbaugh talked about how it might be tough for democrats to try to attack him. >> i think dr. benjamin carson probably got everybody in the democrat party scared to death. it's going to be really hard to demonize this guy, really, really hard. partially because of his race. but not just because he's
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african-american. it's because you can call this guy all kinds of demonic names. he just doesn't fit the bill. >> steve: it doesn't work with him. we had dr. carson on this program less than an hour ago. here he is responding to what el rushbo just said. >> i tried to lead the right kind of life, a life that is inspired by my love of god and my love of my fellow man. and it is very difficult to demonize someone under those circumstances. but i don't think it's just democrats, you know. republicans have been involved, too, in deceit and in trying to rule by fear. i think any politician who is doing that, i'm very happy to expose them and to more importantly, i think we need to offer solutions for the problems. not just complain. >> steve: it will be interesting to see what he does next. he's a world famous brain surgeon right now at johns hopkins. he's retiring.
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>> alisyn: in 102 days. he's really counting down. obviously he loved his stellar career, which has been wonderful. but i think he's looking forward to the next chapter. >> brian: he does think the president, he indicates the president is trying the country. >> alisyn: the policies are. he hasn't had any personal attacks, but he doesn't like the policies. >> steve: he does not. meanwhile, we've got another fox news alert for you. president obama landing in israel within the last hour or so for his first visit there as president. his first trip of the second term internationally. there is a full schedule on tap. leeland vittert is live right now. good morning to you. >> good morning. this trip is clearly about imagery, about rebuilding the relationship not only between the united states and israel, proving it's an unbreakable bond, but also trying to work on the relationship between president obama and prime minister netanyahu, which is notoriously frosty, even frigid. you saw that at play as they were down there walking along
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the red carpet. there were hugs. there were handshakes. prime minister netanyahu caught a lot of flak here in israel for seeming to take sides during the november election. it was thought prime minister netanyahu was pushing hard for governor romney and he went overboard thanking president obama. we lost count how many times in his remarks he said thank you, even called the president barak. however, prime minister netanyahu made a very key point that israel will always have its right to defend itself, which is seen as a clear statement that israel will not be dictated to on whether or not they will strike iran. for president obama, he has caught a lot of flak for not necessarily being supportive enough of israel publicly or seeming not being hawkish enough and for that point, he made a very strong statement about america's bond with israel. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger.
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it makes us both more prosperous and it makes the world a better place. >> that's one of the reasons the obama administration said it's important to continue the spending by the united states here in israel. $3 billion a year in aid and the president got a tour of what some of that money bought. an iron dome missile defense system that had been very effective in guarding southern israeli cities against rockets coming out of gaza. that's one of the things the president has pointed to saying i support israel. i support israel's security and safety by spending money on the iron dome. the charm offensive continues later today. there is going to be a number of ceremonies, a number of private meetings and tomorrow, president obama takes his message directly to the israeli people. he has a speech televised heres0 college students where it's thought he is going to try and make his sell on his views not only on iran, but also on the palestinians and the greater middle east issues here in jerusalem. he's got an uphill battle.
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now a current poll in israel shows only 10% of israelis say they, quote, like the president. back to you in new york. >> steve: lee land vittert live where he's talking about how the president is launching a charm offensive in israel. this on the heels of a charm offensive he's been waging here in washington, d.c. for a couple weeks. >> brian: right. having said all that, listen to what the president was caught on microphone just about an hour ago whispering to netanyahu as he landed. >> these last two days. that's nice to get away from congress. [ laughter ] >> brian: oh, thanks. >> alisyn: you can imagine he must feel that way. it must be nice to take a vacation, but i like the big smile. it's good to get away from congress and then the smile. >> steve: is that a gaffe or just a laugh? >> alisyn: that's a laugh. >> brian: riotous or twitter us. gaffe or laugh?
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>> steve: just use f's. >> alisyn: benjamin netanyahu seemed to like it. >> brian: i will say this, if the president wants to win over israelis, he's got a young crowd, this will be his best chance to win over israelis. that's his playing field. >> steve: and the speech is given to students rather than officially in front of the knesset, which is a little unusual. >> alisyn: but it's a low bar. only 10% right now of israelis say that they favor the president. we'll see what happens tomorrow. >> brian: right. if it was up to 12% -- >> steve: coming up, the white house does not want the benghazi survivors heard. but our next guest says there is a way to reveal the information. >> alisyn: then, no best friend for you. one school putting a best friend ban in place so all kids will have to play together. tell us what you think. >> brian: we've instituted it here. ted, sorry. you got to see other people.
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>> white house is certainly not preventing anybody from having access to any of the survivors of the benghazi attack. i have think it's worth noting that government employees in this case, some of them in highly sensitive positions, have responsibilities that existed before and exist after an attack like that. but investigation is ongoing. the fact of the matter is it's under investigation. and certainly nobody at the white house is preventing anybody from talking to anyone. >> steve: so the white house says we can't talk to the benghazi survivors because of their sensitive positions. but our next guest says there is a simple way to get their stories without releasing confidential information. joining us now is victoria, long-time friend of this program, former deputy assistants attorney general
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under the reagan administration. she joins us live. good morning to you. >> good morning. did you watch that video? did you watch it closely, you would have seen jay carney's nose grow longer. >> steve: which part was a lie? >> which part? a bunch -- let me tell you. we know that somebody is telling these people not to talk. how do we know? have they been on fox or any network? >> steve: no. >> have we seen them interviewed negotiation quote by them in any newspaper? but forget the media. i mean, congress can't get access to them. darrell issa said i can't get the names. and lindsey graham said they're being gagged. let me explain what's going on there at the agency so people, viewers can understand what it's like for them. >> steve: because these -- we're talking about a lot of these guys there at the consulate were c.i.a. contractors. so they're bound by their c.i.a. rules. >> they are. secrecy. let me tell you what the c.i.a. is doing. and it's a supervisors 'cause i've been representing these people for about 20 years now. the people in the c.i.a. are saying, well, you can talk to
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someone. and these are the supervisors. the white house doesn't have to get its fingerprints on it. you can talk to someone, but if you release classified information, you may be prosecuted. or more to home, they say, you know what? this could be a career changer. and then all of a sudden, their performance evaluations go from a and b to c and then a comment about well, they defy authority, or they don't get that next promotion. but here is another thing that they do, steve. they say really? you think something is wrong? you know what? i think you need a psychological evaluation. they send them to the shrink. i represented people who get these notices. you thought such and such was going on? you better go see the shrink. and the c.i.a. is so adept at controlling these people, at threatening people. >> steve: absolutely. if they say it's a career ender, that's a show stopper. so what these c.i.a. guys -- >> there is a term for it. >> steve: what's the term? >> the term is a burn notice. it's put on the person. there's a term report, because everyone at the agency knows it.
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guess what, steve? in order for a c.i.a. employee to report wrongdoing to congress, they have to get permission from the c.i.a. >> steve: of course. the c.i.a. is under the white house and so that stirs up a whole bunch of problems. but you have a suggestion. you know how they could actually wind up testifying. >> well, not necessarily testifying. but providing information to members of congress who really have a responsibility to look into this issue. i used to be chief counsel for barry goldwater for the senate intelligence committee. they could get four people from congress who are cleared, have the necessary clearances, keep it to a minimum, and they could interview these 33. now, the names, you heard jay carney say, well, they have sensitive -- they have sensitive position. no problem, jane doe 1, jane doe 2, all you have to do is give them pseudonyms. here is what also the white house tries to muddy the waters. you heard jay carney say it's
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under investigation. let me tell you, what's classified is what these people were doing there before the attack. so nobody needs to get into that. what's under investigation is who carried out the attack. but here is what oversite needs to know. they need to know was there a security problem? was there security issues and were they concerned about it and who did they go to and if anything was done? the next thing they need to know which is really important, was anybody gagged or threatened with not coming to congress? because i think at that is a crime. >> steve: all right. victoria with the road map on how we could finally hear from these people. >> steve, does the house republicans know how to spell subpoena? >> steve: i'm sure they do. we'll find out what happens. interesting stuff. victoria, always a pleasure. thank you very much for joining us from d.c all right. 20 minutes after the top of the hour. good-bye, winter and hello, spring. allergies, up next, tricks that will stop you from sniffling your way through the next couple
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>> brian: quick headlines now. north korea may have unleashed a major cyber attack against south korea's computers. computer networks in two big south korean banks. the country's three top broadcasters say it's in shutdown mode. north korea has been behind similar strikes before. i suspect them. they should have seen this coming. a family of fortune tellers from
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florida busted for fraud. man, what do i believe in? the eight members admitting they weren't really communicating with spirits as they took $25 million from customers. they now have to pay back their victims and face prison time. no one will predict how much time they'll get. ali? >> alisyn: today is the first day of spring. while we're saying good-bye to winter weather, supposedly, even though it's 35 degrees out, we'll soon be saying hello to spring allergy. more than 45 million americans suffer from hay fever each year. while we can't rid the air of those pesky allergens, there are ways to prairie do you say your exposure to the pollen. health expert is here with very helpful tips. great to see you. >> happy spring. >> alisyn: happy spring sort of. >> yes. but luckily it's still cold because as soon as it gets warm, we start sneezing. you have great tips that i never heard before. >> thank you. you're right. this year it's going to be worse than ever.
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so these are things you want to really start to incorporate into your routine. the first thing is technology. download an app like allergy cap. it will tell you the pollen count for the day. so you know if it's high, skip your morning run outside. go to the gym instead. >> alisyn: good to know. you say shower before going to bed every night. >> you're outside all day. you got pollen all over your skin and hair. you want to get rid of them before you hop into bed. i'm not saying -- change your sheets regularly. if you normally do it every o'week, once we hit allergy season, change them weekly. >> alisyn: you also recommend sleeping with two pillows. >> the first step is to get rid of allergies, you want to take an antihistamine. i really like zirtex. you want to look at ways to help you look better. propping uphead up with two pillows will help drain the fluids. so when you wake up, you're not puffy. >> alisyn: you also have to remember your pets carry allergens with them inside the
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house. >> it's also the little puppies. before they get inside, these cleansing wipes, you probably use them for make-up. wipe his little paws off before he gets inside and get them in the tub regularly. bathe them, get rid of the pollen. >> alisyn: you also say springtime means spring cleaning. you have a great suggestion, vacuum regularly, but not just in one or two directions. >> get in there. that means going four different ways with the vacuum. the reason why? pollen can really get trapped in your carpet fibers. you want to be sure to go every which way to get rid of it all and mop the floor regularly to pick up the pollen. >> alisyn: this helps with allergyies? >> very audrey hepburn. yes. get a big pair of sunglasses. men and women. the reason why? blocks out the policien and allergens from hitting your eyes so you can protect them. >> alisyn: last, don't use mousse or hair styling gel? >> the reason is, allergens can stick to styling products. so you definitely want to avoid using them this time of year and
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if you do, wash your hair regularly. >> alisyn: even better. throw the hat in the wash. great suggestions. >> thank you. >> alisyn: have a great spring. coming up, police raided his home and threatened to take away his kids and the reason was this facebook photo showing his ten-year-old son with his new licensed hunting rifle. what about his rights? we'll explore that. then best friend ban. that's the new rule at one school. all kids have to play together. your e-mails are pouring in on this one and we'll share them [ male announcer ] it's relobster's lobsterfest
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>> steve: at one point yesterday you might have thought that the director of ice wanted to leave the house hearing room screaming because he was being -- i tell you what, he was getting grilled, in particular by trey goudie, pictured there, republican from south carolina. it was revealed yesterday that ice didn't have to release 2200 illegals had they just simply asked for permission to move money around. that was the line of questioning right here between the director and the south carolina republican. >> we have releaseed many individuals who had dui offense. >> i can't order you removed for having committed a dui? >> no, you can't -- >> can request a rescheduling so you can move money around. this notion that you don't want to rob peter to pay paul, you could have easily done that. you could have found $600 to keep these level one violators from being released and don't
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act like you could not have. >> brian: they say it stopped at ice and it just so happens that he's retiring after that move to release over 2,000 detainees. >> steve: unrelated. >> brian: because he thought sequester was coming, which it turned out to be coming. so this was all -- this was out there and he had to explain himself. >> alisyn: what the director ended up saying was that if he hadn't released those people, which he says adds up to 600 bucks a day each, that he would have had to have furloughed some of his employees. so he is stuck between a rock and a hard place. is he supposed to lay off people a day a week or whatever it ends up being, or turn all these people loose? and he admitted that we were told that these were people without criminal records and they weren't dangerous. in fact, 30% of them did have criminal records and eight of the people released were level 1, which means the worst level offender. here is trey goudie earlier talking about this. >> they're sitting on over
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$100 million, so the notion that you can't find $600 to keep four aggravated felons detained, which is what it cost today, 600 per day, is balder dash. it's part of this comet controversy, the sky is falling, let's fire teachers in west virginia, no meat inspections, close the white house tour for kids, and oh, by the way, we're going to letting a straighted felons out on the street trying to embarrass congress. quit going on conferences! quit some of your training, discretionary training and do your job, which is public safety. >> steve: so they released 2228 illegals. of them, 629 were convicted criminals. >> brian: they never told the local authorities. they had no idea. we talked to the sheriff in the area, he had no idea this was happening. meanwhile, i know what's happening next. >> alisyn: headlines? >> brian: yes. >> alisyn: a fox news alert right now. there is a manhunt underway for the person who shot and killed
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the chief of department of corrections. he was gunned down after opening his front door and a family member found him. this happened in monument, colorado. search dogs at this hour are combing the area for clues and police are going door to door to see what neighbors there may know. >> brian: he found his higher calling, just named washington state's marijuana consultant. he'll northbound charge of helping the state develop a legal marijuana market like taxing and licensing. he actually once wrote that state legislation of marijuana could not be done. so good luck. >> steve: meanwhile, ceremony to highlight honor students canceled so the other kids at the school who were not honor students wouldn't feel bad. parents at the school in massachusetts outraged after the principal sent a letter saying the tradition of honoring the honor students will end this year. >> it's been a tradition and it's very -- you're very proud
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as a parent to go into that night and see your child as well as some of the other children that have made some really great efforts. >> steve: that's history now. the principal says he will include the honor ceremony at an all inclusive assembly instead. >> alisyn: more school news. teachers throughout england preventing your students from making best friends. instead, they're encouraging them to mingle in larger groups. they claim this will spare the children the pain that comes with parting ways with a best pal. parents expressed outrage, saying it's natural for children to have best friends. we asked what you think. susan says, no cup cake, no hugs, now no best friend? what next? i'm outraged by all this bunk. >> brian: t bone said yeah, what do you think it's like going through life being t bone and no honor students, no friends, no common sense. of course, this thing called bonding when you have stuff in common with somebody, there are certain people you're never going to be friends with. >> steve: you're friends with maria molina, even though we have sent her outside to
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celebrate the first day of spring. >> brian: we have a lot in common with her. >> steve: sure, we do. good morning to you. >> yes, good morning. yes, today the official start of spring. do you know why today is the actual official start of spring? it's actually the day where daylight and nighttime are equal. so it's called the equinox. >> steve: there you go. >> that's your smart fact for the day today. looking at the current temperatures or the forecast high temperatures for today at different cities across the country, dallas, it will feel like spring. 70 degrees for your high. feeling more like summer in phoenix. 88 for a high. in minneapolis, you're talking 20 degrees. that is as warm as it's going to get today. you factor in the breeze and it will be feeling a lot colder than that today. we have snow, lake effect snow off of the lakes and more snow across northern parts of maine that still is associated with that last storm that dumped significant snow yesterday across parts of new england. back inside. >> steve: thank you very much. >> alisyn: listen to this story that has so many of you fired up. that is that a father gave his
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son a hunting rifle for his birthday. he than -- for his soon to be 11th birthday. he then snapped a picture of his son and posted it on facebook and the authorities showed up. the police and child services showed up wanting to raid the family's home and go in and look at the gun collection. >> steve: what's interesting is the father knew what he was doing. he's apparently a firearms instructor with the nra. everything that they did was legal, but because that picture that you're looking at right there, even though the kid does not have his finger on the trigger, he's doing it exactly right, somebody saw that picture on facebook and called dyfus. sean moore and his ten, 11-year-old son, josh, were on fox friends friends earlier talking about this outrage, when the cops came knocking, asking to see the guns. >> they wanted to go through the house, make sure guns were not available to kids and once they went through the house, they wanted to get into my safe. and they wanted to run the serial numbers on all my
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firearms and make sure they were all registered to me. and catalog them. i didn't commit any crime. i wasn't charged with anything. they on admitted it was a false claim. so they had no reason to go in my safe without a search warrant. >> i was really happy about getting the gun and -- >> alisyn: you got it for your birthday? >> yes. and then when they showed up, that was really -- it was seriously getting me really mad about that one. >> steve: well, the extraordinary thing is the person who filed what is essentially a false allegation cannot be held accountable. >> alisyn: the dad is a gun safety educator. >> steve: he knew what's doing. >> alisyn: his son has a license for hunting. they do it safely. these aren't yahoos. >> steve: it was all by the book. >> brian: that's what alisyn think. mary ellen writes, police state, here we come. the worst is yet to come if everyone doesn't wake up. >> steve: how did you know she was going to start with the typing noise? >> brian: it's a gift i have. >> steve: i think liz has a typing noise. i think this father showed poor
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judgment in posting his son's photo holding his hunting rifle with all the killings going on. i support the right to bear arms, but there is also responsibility that goes with it. >> alisyn: beverly says, when i went to high school, half my friends went deer hunting. we had a rifle club at the school, for pete's sake. yes, times have changed. >> steve: i got a rifle when i was the kid's age. used appropriately. >> alisyn: right. >> brian: i had a paddle ball game that i could play along. >> steve: 20 minutes before the top of the hour. he is up with of the most powerful forces in modern day media. our boss, roger ayles. an in-depth look at a new book coming out this week highlighting his achievements. >> brian: why is our government considering cuts to the military when it has a history of paying for stuff like shrimp on a treadmill? senator coburn here next what's droid-recognition ?
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>> steve: quick headlines. brand-new renderings of the three story observation deck planned for the new world trade center tower. five elevators will take visitors from the ground floor to the deck in 60 seconds once it opens in 2015. and broken and busted, a string of about 20 cars on a street in boston damaged in yesterday's snow storm. residents say from the looks of it, a snowplow driver is probably to blame for that. all right. mr. kilmeade. >> brian: the sequester is forcing the government to make $85 million in cuts. half coming out of the military. what will washington make the right cuts instead? our next guest says probably
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not. since march 1, he has written 11 letters to various department heads with suggestions on better ways to enforce the sequester. less painful ways, more logical ways. joining us now, oklahoma senator tom coburn. it doesn't have to be like this. what are some of the things you think we could cut instead of cutting maintenance for the military training for our men and women, and even white house tours? >> well, it's all a matter of priorities, brian. the president wants a sequester to be painful so he can make the case that we need bigger government, larger government, and that we cannot cut the things that we should be cutting. first of all, i would make the point given the defense department, the president under his own authority can fuel a nuclear aircraft carrier and get it back to the middle east regardless of what we say because he is the ultimate in terms of charge of defense of the country. and so he can actually do all the things in defense that need to be done if he just said,
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we're going to do this because it's critical to the defense of the country, without us. so that's the first point. the second thing is it's a matter of adjusting priorities. we waste a ton of money in of areas throughout the federal government and what we have failed to do is to give flexibility to all these agencies. they know what's important, what's not. and we've chosen not to do that and the harry reid on the senate floor decided not to allow votes to do that. >> brian: here is an example of what you have given us. for example, cut this. government social media managers. not air traffic controllers who -- i know firsthand have been laid off and furloughed! >> sure. since the sequester started, they've advertised for over 2700 jobs, each one of those jobs have been nonessential jobs. each one of those jobs would keep somebody, one person from
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being furloughed for 52 days. so 2700 times 52 days, you could keep a lot of people work. as a matter of fact, the faa has advertised for an outreach person for the faa while they're laying off controllers. tell me what's important about an outreach person for the faa versus a control. >> brian: it's too logical. cut this area, for example, cut this, wine and beer train tours, not the white house tours. that seems logical. >> sure. we have 12 heritage areas that are funded, that -- they were only supposed to be funded to initially start heritage area. they've been on average, 16, 17 years, even the white house wants to get rid of them. but we aren't allowed to offer an amendment to get rid of themmer so we'll have the flexibility to do the other things we need to do within the department of interior and the department of agriculture. >> brian: please try to keep pushing things like this. senator, i want to bring you to another topic.
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yesterday hear harry reid took to the floor to talk about seven marines killed in nevada. look at what he seemed to have linked it to. listen. >> our marines were train not guilty hawthorne and with the sequester, it will cut the stuff back. and -- >> brian: he seemed, to although the entire speech link it back, the accident, to sequester as if that caused the deaths of these seven, the marines seem outraged. they leased a statement. what's your reaction? >> it's the political manipulation of the day. it's tragic that he would even connect the two. our military forces don't put their troops at risk. they're not going to train if they don't have the proper equipment in time there. i just think it's another unfortunate aspect of words being spoken to try to gain a political advantage rather than doing the right best thing for the country. >> brian: senator coburn, if things are going to work out, it's going to be because of guys like you. thank you for your time.
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>> you're welcome. >> brian: straight ahead, when we come back, in-depth look at one of the most powerful men in modern day media, a fascinating book about our boss, roger ayles. but first let's check in with one of his finest hires, bill hemmer. >> i'll take that. you need a book, get i wills for that segment. >> brian: i just don't even know where he works. i know he's in the building, but he just told me. >> you'll find him. see you on the radio at 11:00 o'clock. so many disturbing questions about chemical weapons in syria. we'll bring you what we know today. rand paul made a name for himself. he is our guest to talk about his next rather public event, shall we say. and meet the law maker who might be that much closer to the answers he's been looking for in benghazi when martha and i see new about 11 minutes on "america's newsroom" i'm doing my own sleep study.
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>> alisyn: he's one of the most powerful forces in the media and his career includes the launch of this very network back in 1996. >> steve: now a brand-new book is taking a closer look at our boss, fox news chairman roger ayles. >> brian: joining us now to spend quality time with the guy in charge, brand-new book called "roger ayles off camera." what did you know about mr. ayles going in and what do you now know? >> i knew he was smart and i now know he's smarter. i knew he was very successful and i now have a pretty good sense of why he's been so successful. and i knew -- i had heard he was funny, and it turns out that he's very funny. he was a good guy to spend the year with. >> steve: who referred to him as the most powerful man in the world? >> well, probably his son. but also the president of the united states. >> steve: that's right. they were in the line at the white house christmas party. >> roger said -- leaned in to
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him and said, don't believe a word of that bs, mr. president. i stirred it up myself. >> steve: i saw that a line out of your book got some attention where the president -- where roner refers to the president as lazy. but actually he was quoting the president himself in this interview with barbara walters. >> what's the trait you most deplore in yourself and the trait you most deplore in others? >> laziness. >> you're lazy? >> you know, it's interesting. there is a deep down, underneath all the work i do, i think there is a laziness in me. it's probably from, you know, growing up in hawaii. it's sunny outside and sitting on the beach. >> sounds good to me. >> steve: so there is one of roger's longest friends, barbara walters, interviewing the president where the president talks about laziness. it wasn't roger. >> you're right. i mean, it was roger who
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mentioned it to me. >> alisyn: you quoted it. that's not the only one. there are so the of politically incorrect things that have gotten attention in your book. there is a lot of juicy tidbits. what most surprised you that roger ayles says? >> oh, wow. he surprised me all the time with things that he said. some of the things that he said about the other networks. the thing that surprised me the most was what people said about roger. i talked in the book and i quoted a lot of his former adversaries, the president of the cnn and head of msnbc and all sorts of people like that who roger has fought with in public over the years. >> alisyn: what did they say? >> they said they like him. they admire him. i think it was rick caplan who ran msnbc and cnn who says roger thinks that everybody doesn't like him and he uses that. but the truth is that we admire him. i think he is widely admired in the tv business. >> brian: you promote, especially in the second half of the book, you talk about how
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many democratic friends you actually -- roger ayles has. how diverse they are. >> the most amazing one, he's friends with ethel kennedy and the kennedy family. chris cuomo and son. the most amazing one, i went to a thing here for the ayles apprentices and jesse jackson gave the main talk. and in the talk, he compared roger as a mentor with moses, st. paul, and martin luther king, jr [ laughter ] >> i was so stunned when i heard that. i had notes and i went home and i called up the network and i said, can you send me a transcript of that? [ laughter ] >> steve: he really is a genuine figure in american history. he helped get four american presidents elected and then moved into the tv business and has run four networks. we'll continue the conversation in two minutes right here on fox news channel. >> brian: and the book is out now
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